Locks of Love Does Great Things

June 18th, 2010

Many people, especially those with long hair, have heard of Locks of Love.  It is an organization that accepts donations of real hair, and uses it to make hair pieces for children who have suffered hair loss due to illness or injury.  Beyond that information, however, many people are unaware of what exactly is involved in the process.

To donate, a person must mail their hair (bundled in a pony tail or braid) to the Locks of Loves offices in West Palm Beach, FL.  The hair has to be at least 10 inches long and it requires 6 to 10 of these bundles to create one single hair piece.  The length requirement is so long because of the manufacturing process.  Up to 2 inches of hair is used while creating the hair piece, and the organization tries to leave at least 8 inches of hair (chin length) to satisfy their primary target:  little girls.

The retail value of each hair piece is between $3,500 and $6,000 but the children pay very little (or nothing) based on a sliding scale of financial ability.  This organization provides an incredible service for children who have suffered severely and gives them a chance to regain at least a little normalcy in their lives.  To donate, or to learn more, visit the Locks of Love website.

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